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Address:  Oak Street, Boley, Oklahoma 040, Okfuskee County 107  County:  Okfuskee
Started:   Completed:  1940

Current Usage:

Description:


The Boley football field fence is constructed of uncut native stone of auburn and buff colors. It is 281 feet long on the north and south sides. The masonry is random rubble. The grandstands are concrete but are slightly deteriorated. A metal fence and backstop have been added, which slightly impeaches the integrity of the bleachers and the fence.
Construction of this fence and its bleachers is significant because it provided work for destitute laborers at a time when work opportunities were scarce. It is especially significant because the structure is located in a town with a predominantly black population. Recreational opportunities were enhanced, and the facility is still in use as a baseball field. It is also unique within the city of Boley in terms of scale, materials, and workmanship.[1]

VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION: Lots 4 through 11 of Block 13 and Lots 1 through 12 of Block 14 of City View Addition to Boley original.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination

Supported Documents:

  1. WPA Properties Okfuskee County – Boley Football Fence & Grandstand

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